Friday, November 19, 2021

December Sew Days



We had so much fun at the October “sleep-in-your-own-bed” style day retreat at the Best Little Retreat Center in Texas! We have booked space at the retreat center for November and December to have sew days! Join us for December sew days, Saturday December 11th - Sunday, December 12th. Arrive whenever you are ready, sew for as long as you like, leave when you’re tired, and sleep in your own bed. No need to pack and unpack everyday, as you can leave your sewing stuff at the retreat center overnight. Bring some projects and join in the fun!

Masks are required when walking around inside the building. Masks may be removed when sitting at your station. Stations are separated six feet apart.

Date & Time:
Sat, Dec 11 - Sun, Dec 12;
9A-9P each day
Come and go as you please

Location:
The Best Little Retreat Center in Texas
7989 Beltline Rd., #168
Dallas, Tx 75248

Total Cost: $21 for one day OR $42 for two days

Please specify (Sat or Sun) in Notes

Monday, September 27, 2021

October Day Retreat


We will be having a “sleep-in-your-own-bed” style retreat at the Best Little Retreat Center in Texas located in Richardson, TX! Show up whenever you are ready, sew for as long as you like, leave when you’re tired, and sleep in your own bed. No need to pack and unpack everyday, as you can leave your sewing stuff at the retreat center overnight.


We will also be working on the big charity quilt for QiiltCon together at this retreat! The more hands we have to help, the faster it will complete! Don’t fret, you are not required to work in this project to attend the retreat. Bring some projects and join in the fun!

Date & Time:
Fri, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 17;
9A-9P each day
Come and go as you please

Location:
The Best Little Retreat Center in Texas
7989 Beltline Rd., #168
Dallas, Tx 75248

Total Cost: $21 for one day OR $42 for two days OR $65 for three days





Tuesday, July 27, 2021

News and Updates

August Meeting

Our August Meeting will be featuring Amy Friend, a modern quilter from Massachusetts with a lecture and trunk show entitled "Intentional Piecing."  Amy has authored a book by the same title.  Check out Amy's website  to learn more about Amy and her quilting passions.  

Tuesday, August 3 on Zoom - link on Facebook page and in member emails.  Interested in visiting?  Email us at mckinneymqg@gmail.com for the link.  We'd love to have you visit!

Social Time starts at 6:00 PM   Meeting Starts at 6:30 PM CDT


QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach 

Last month we announced a design contest for the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild's contribution for QuiltCon 2022.  Tuesday, August 3 (same day as our August meeting) is the deadline to turn in your submission. As a reminder, here is a brief summary of the guidelines:  

* Use at least two, or up to all six, of the colors in the palette to create your quilt.

* Feature those angles! Make sure the theme is the focus of your piecing

* Quilts must be twin size, which is approximately 65” x 85”

Your plan should have fabric requirements as well as a cutting and piecing plan.    Designs can be submitted until our August meeting.

FYI:  The color palette in Bella Solids is as follows:

* White

* Boysenberry (9900-217)               

* Geranium (9900-258)

* Amelia Orange (9900-161)

* Yellow (9900-24)

* Fig Tree Olive (9900-69)


Show and Tell

We want to see your recent finishes as well as any quilts within our theme.

To participate please email photos of your projects and a short description to mckinneymqg@gmail.com as soon as possible.  Be sure to let us know if your show and tell is a surprise for someone so we don't post it on social media!

August Theme - Dog Days of Summer - Animal themed or animal prints

September Theme - Number 9 - Be creative....9 patches, 9 fabrics...the options are endless!


Important Notes for Members

Be sure to keep an eye out for monthly emails as well as watch our Facebook Member Only page for important links and ways to give feedback to the guild.  



Monday, May 3, 2021

Color of the Year Challenge



Color of the Year Challenge

It is time again for creating beautiful works to display in the McKinney Public Library!
We will be displaying items during the month of September so now is the time to start sewing!

Details:
Create a mini using one or more of the Kona and Pantone 2021 Color of the Year. Backgrounds and neutrals may also be used, as well as different color values (lighter and darker shades) of the colors. Feel free to use solids or prints. Minis should be 12” or smaller on any side.

Completed minis are due by August meeting and will be returned at October meeting.





















Friday, April 30, 2021

McKMQG News and Notes

 

April Meeting Recap

We had a great Zoom meeting in April featuring our guest speaker Brandy Maslowski.  She presented Studio Organization tips and ended with a tour of her workspace.  Upcoming events were highlighted, including a retreat in October!  Scroll down to see more details.

April Highlights

Our annual Bunny Bag swap was a success for all who participated.  Swaps are extra fun right now when we cannot meet in person.   Its a great way to share the quilty love!

Brandy Maslowski led us in a Zoom Mystery Workshop On April 10.  We can't let out the secret of what we made here, but will be sure to show off at our May meeting.

Upcoming Events - see Events Tab for Details

Sew Day Third Saturday of the month

Show and Tell

Be looking next month for Show and Tell challenges.  Even if life has gotten in the way of quilting, you will still have S&T opportunities!

Monthly Question

Time to make each other smile.  Answer below in the comments.  What is the craziest quilting notion you have purchased?